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Harnois' research focuses on discrimination, harassment, and research methods. Overarching themes in Harnois' writings include gender, racial, and age-based inequalities; intersectionality, and social psychology.
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Examines the extent to which discrimination and harassment contribute to gendered health disparities.
Draws from social psychology, theories of masculinities, and intersectionality to assess the factors associated with men’s political consciousness of gender.
Analyzes of data from the 2012 US-based Evaluations of Government and Society Study to assess the factors associated with women's political consciousness of gender. A key finding is that, among women, there is a significant and positive association between holding a critical consciousness of racial/ethnic inequality and holding a critical consciousness of gender inequality.
Illustrates how perceived gender- and age-based discrimination combine to shape the experiences of women workers in the US.
Analyzes data from the US-based General Social Survey to examine perceptions of workplace age-, gender- and racial-ethnic discrimination in the US. A key finding is that significant portion of racial-ethnic minority respondents perceive multiple forms of workplace discrimination.
Draws from feminist philosophies of science, standpoint theory, and multiracial feminist theory to consider what it means to bring an intersectional approach to social science survey research.